Period
to 22 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Azure skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Azure over the 6 months to 22 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
22 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 2 3 7
Rank change year-on-year +1 +4 +16
Permanent jobs citing Azure 455 559 518
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Birmingham 32.78% 21.54% 15.71%
As % of the Cloud Services category 62.67% 62.67% 62.33%
Number of salaries quoted 491 576 434
Median annual salary £51,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.30% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,125 £32,500
90th Percentile £76,000 £81,250 £81,250
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -4.76% - +5.00%

Azure is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 726 892 831
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 52.31% 34.37% 25.20%
Number of salaries quoted 596 792 595
Median annual salary £51,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.86% +5.00% +3.09%
10th Percentile £34,489 £28,250 £29,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% +5.88%

Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Azure as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Azure in Birmingham

Azure
Salary Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Azure in Birmingham.

Salary trend for Azure in Birmingham

Azure
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Salary distribution for jobs citing Azure in Birmingham over the 6 months to 22 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Azure in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 January 2021, IT jobs citing Azure also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Azure.

1 209 (45.93%) Agile Software Development
2 203 (44.62%) Microsoft
3 200 (43.96%) DevOps
4 181 (39.78%) SQL
5 157 (34.51%) .NET
6 137 (30.11%) AWS
7 133 (29.23%) C#
8 104 (22.86%) JavaScript
9 94 (20.66%) Terraform
10 87 (19.12%) Windows
11 80 (17.58%) SQL Server
12 79 (17.36%) PowerShell
12 79 (17.36%) Kubernetes
13 78 (17.14%) Microservices
14 74 (16.26%) Docker
15 66 (14.51%) REST
16 65 (14.29%) AngularJS
17 64 (14.07%) Active Directory
18 63 (13.85%) Oracle
19 62 (13.63%) Office 365
20 56 (12.31%) T-SQL
20 56 (12.31%) Jenkins
20 56 (12.31%) Ansible
21 55 (12.09%) .NET Framework
22 54 (11.87%) jQuery
22 54 (11.87%) CSS
23 53 (11.65%) HTML
23 53 (11.65%) Scrum
23 53 (11.65%) Continuous Integration
24 52 (11.43%) SDLC

Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 32 (7.03%) SharePoint
2 17 (3.74%) CMS
2 17 (3.74%) Umbraco
3 14 (3.08%) IIS
4 7 (1.54%) Confluence
4 7 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (1.54%) MS Exchange
5 4 (0.88%) Apache Spark
5 4 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (0.88%) Kentico
5 4 (0.88%) Sitecore CMS
5 4 (0.88%) WordPress
6 2 (0.44%) Apache
6 2 (0.44%) Apache Synapse
6 2 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 21 (4.62%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (1.76%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (1.32%) Workfront
4 5 (1.10%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.44%) Dynamics GP
5 2 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.22%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.22%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 137 (30.11%) AWS
2 62 (13.63%) Office 365
3 48 (10.55%) PaaS
4 44 (9.67%) GCP
5 42 (9.23%) SaaS
6 39 (8.57%) GitHub
7 38 (8.35%) Azure Active Directory
8 34 (7.47%) IaaS
9 33 (7.25%) Power Platform
10 30 (6.59%) Azure Data Factory
11 19 (4.18%) OpenShift
12 13 (2.86%) Azure Stack
13 11 (2.42%) Logic Apps
13 11 (2.42%) npm
14 10 (2.20%) OneDrive
15 9 (1.98%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 8 (1.76%) Cloud Computing
16 8 (1.76%) Dynamics 365
16 8 (1.76%) Serverless
17 5 (1.10%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.08%) DNS
2 12 (2.64%) AMQP
3 11 (2.42%) Firewall
4 8 (1.76%) NAS
5 7 (1.54%) DHCP
6 6 (1.32%) LAN
6 6 (1.32%) WAN
7 5 (1.10%) NetScaler
8 4 (0.88%) BIG-IP
8 4 (0.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 4 (0.88%) IPv4
8 4 (0.88%) SAN
9 3 (0.66%) Network Security
9 3 (0.66%) VPN
10 2 (0.44%) IP Telephony
10 2 (0.44%) VLAN
11 1 (0.22%) DKIM
11 1 (0.22%) Remote Desktop
11 1 (0.22%) TCP/IP
11 1 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (17.58%) SQL Server
2 40 (8.79%) NoSQL
3 36 (7.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 27 (5.93%) Azure SQL Database
4 27 (5.93%) Data Warehouse
4 27 (5.93%) Power BI
4 27 (5.93%) Redis
4 27 (5.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 19 (4.18%) Data Lake
5 19 (4.18%) MongoDB
6 17 (3.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 14 (3.08%) Cosmos DB
8 12 (2.64%) SQL Server 2012
9 11 (2.42%) PostgreSQL
10 10 (2.20%) Relational Database
11 8 (1.76%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 7 (1.54%) Amazon RDS
13 4 (0.88%) Amazon Athena
13 4 (0.88%) Amazon Redshift
13 4 (0.88%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 56 (12.31%) Jenkins
2 31 (6.81%) Git (software)
3 27 (5.93%) Octopus Deploy
4 24 (5.27%) Visual Studio
5 14 (3.08%) TeamCity
6 12 (2.64%) Selenium
6 12 (2.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 12 (2.64%) Visual Studio Team System
7 11 (2.42%) gulp
7 11 (2.42%) jspm
7 11 (2.42%) Moq
7 11 (2.42%) MSTest
7 11 (2.42%) NUnit
8 10 (2.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 9 (1.98%) GitLab
9 9 (1.98%) JIRA
10 8 (1.76%) Bitbucket
10 8 (1.76%) Storybook
10 8 (1.76%) Visual Studio Code
10 8 (1.76%) webpack
General
1 41 (9.01%) Finance
2 38 (8.35%) Public Sector
3 18 (3.96%) Law
4 16 (3.52%) Retail
5 5 (1.10%) Marketing
6 3 (0.66%) Banking
6 3 (0.66%) Games
6 3 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (0.66%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.44%) Advertising
7 2 (0.44%) Publishing
8 1 (0.22%) Automotive
8 1 (0.22%) Billing
8 1 (0.22%) Electronics
8 1 (0.22%) Housing Association
8 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 105 (23.08%) Developer
2 68 (14.95%) DevOps Engineer
3 63 (13.85%) Azure Engineer
4 61 (13.41%) Architect
5 30 (6.59%) Analyst
6 29 (6.37%) Full Stack Developer
7 27 (5.93%) .NET Developer
7 27 (5.93%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 25 (5.49%) Azure Architect
9 24 (5.27%) Data Engineer
10 21 (4.62%) Platform Engineer
11 20 (4.40%) React Developer
12 19 (4.18%) Senior Developer
13 18 (3.96%) IT Engineer
14 17 (3.74%) C# Developer
14 17 (3.74%) Umbraco Developer
15 16 (3.52%) C# .NET Developer
16 15 (3.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 14 (3.08%) DevOps Architect
18 13 (2.86%) Azure DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 157 (34.51%) .NET
2 66 (14.51%) REST
3 65 (14.29%) AngularJS
4 55 (12.09%) .NET Framework
5 54 (11.87%) CSS
5 54 (11.87%) jQuery
6 53 (11.65%) HTML
7 47 (10.33%) React
8 46 (10.11%) ASP.NET
9 40 (8.79%) .NET Core
10 30 (6.59%) Ajax
11 28 (6.15%) JSON
12 22 (4.84%) Kafka
13 21 (4.62%) Entity Framework
13 21 (4.62%) Vue.js
14 19 (4.18%) ASP.NET MVC
14 19 (4.18%) Elastic Stack
15 17 (3.74%) Node.js
16 15 (3.30%) Spring
16 15 (3.30%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 26 (5.71%) Greenfield Project
2 21 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (3.74%) Cloud Native
3 17 (3.74%) Private Cloud
4 16 (3.52%) Public Cloud
5 15 (3.30%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (1.98%) Data Centre
6 9 (1.98%) User Experience
7 8 (1.76%) W3C
8 7 (1.54%) Driving Licence
9 6 (1.32%) Management Information System
10 4 (0.88%) Algorithms
10 4 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.88%) Mobile App
10 4 (0.88%) Replication
11 3 (0.66%) Hybrid Cloud
11 3 (0.66%) PlayStation
12 2 (0.44%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.44%) LPAR
12 2 (0.44%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 87 (19.12%) Windows
2 52 (11.43%) Windows Server
3 48 (10.55%) Linux
4 21 (4.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (2.20%) CentOS
6 8 (1.76%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (1.54%) Android
8 5 (1.10%) Ubuntu
8 5 (1.10%) Windows 10
9 4 (0.88%) Unix
9 4 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.88%) Windows Server 2019
10 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2016
11 1 (0.22%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 209 (45.93%) Agile Software Development
2 200 (43.96%) DevOps
3 78 (17.14%) Microservices
4 53 (11.65%) Continuous Integration
4 53 (11.65%) Scrum
5 52 (11.43%) SDLC
6 51 (11.21%) Migration
7 50 (10.99%) TDD
8 48 (10.55%) Business Intelligence
8 48 (10.55%) MVC
9 47 (10.33%) Analytics
10 41 (9.01%) Software Engineering
11 34 (7.47%) Configuration Management
11 34 (7.47%) Project Management
12 33 (7.25%) Infrastructure as Code
12 33 (7.25%) Test Automation
13 32 (7.03%) Presales
14 29 (6.37%) BDD
14 29 (6.37%) Open Source
15 28 (6.15%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 181 (39.78%) SQL
2 133 (29.23%) C#
3 104 (22.86%) JavaScript
4 79 (17.36%) PowerShell
5 56 (12.31%) T-SQL
6 37 (8.13%) Python
7 36 (7.91%) Java
8 24 (5.27%) TypeScript
9 22 (4.84%) Go
10 14 (3.08%) Bash Shell
11 10 (2.20%) Ruby
12 9 (1.98%) Perl
13 7 (1.54%) C++
14 5 (1.10%) ES6
14 5 (1.10%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.88%) ES7
15 4 (0.88%) ES8
16 3 (0.66%) C
16 3 (0.66%) R
16 3 (0.66%) VB
Qualifications
1 39 (8.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (5.71%) Degree
3 23 (5.05%) MCSE
3 23 (5.05%) Security Cleared
4 21 (4.62%) SC Cleared
5 14 (3.08%) MCSA
6 7 (1.54%) A+ Certification
6 7 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (1.54%) HNC
6 7 (1.54%) MCDST
7 6 (1.32%) AWS Certification
7 6 (1.32%) CCENT
7 6 (1.32%) CCNA
7 6 (1.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 6 (1.32%) Network+ Certification
8 5 (1.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (0.88%) VCP5
9 4 (0.88%) VCP6
10 3 (0.66%) CCNP
11 2 (0.44%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.05%) QA
2 6 (1.32%) SLA
3 4 (0.88%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 2 (0.44%) GDPR
4 2 (0.44%) PMO
5 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 74 (16.26%) Docker
2 64 (14.07%) Active Directory
3 32 (7.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (3.30%) Hyper-V
5 8 (1.76%) Virtual Desktop
6 7 (1.54%) Virtual Servers
7 6 (1.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.66%) vSphere
10 1 (0.22%) NFS
Systems Management
1 94 (20.66%) Terraform
2 79 (17.36%) Kubernetes
3 56 (12.31%) Ansible
4 42 (9.23%) Puppet
5 36 (7.91%) Opscode Chef
6 20 (4.40%) Microsoft Intune
7 19 (4.18%) SCCM
8 12 (2.64%) Rancher
9 8 (1.76%) Grafana
9 8 (1.76%) SCOM
9 8 (1.76%) WSUS
10 7 (1.54%) MIIS
10 7 (1.54%) Prometheus
10 7 (1.54%) Single Sign-On
11 6 (1.32%) Graphite
12 5 (1.10%) Backup Exec
12 5 (1.10%) Consul
12 5 (1.10%) Docker Swarm
12 5 (1.10%) Packer
13 4 (0.88%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 203 (44.62%) Microsoft
2 63 (13.85%) Oracle
3 39 (8.57%) VMware
4 26 (5.71%) Google
5 23 (5.05%) Red Hat
6 14 (3.08%) Citrix
7 10 (2.20%) Databricks
7 10 (2.20%) Veeam
8 9 (1.98%) Cadence
8 9 (1.98%) Cisco
8 9 (1.98%) NetApp
8 9 (1.98%) Splunk
9 8 (1.76%) EMC
10 7 (1.54%) EnterpriseDB
10 7 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (1.32%) Dell
11 6 (1.32%) Ivanti
11 6 (1.32%) Remedy
11 6 (1.32%) ServiceNow
11 6 (1.32%) SolarWinds